Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority has the power to galvanize our organization of more than 120,000 active members, create a ripple effect, and make a significant impact on our environment.
We will employ select strategies to optimize our collective ability and to improve and protect the environment at scale. We will prioritize activities that promote the adoption of more sustainable and responsible practices.
Areas of Focus
Chapters will track and measure the collective environmental impact of our largest tree planting effort to date.
Community and Home Gardens
Chapters and individuals will create community and home gardens to reduce negative environmental impact and promote sustainable agriculture.
Waste reduction efforts will engage individuals and communities in eco-friendly practices to reduce household waste.
Shredding and Electronics Recycling Day
Shredding and Electronics Recycling Day is an annual event to safely dispose of unused electronic devices and securely shred old paper documents resulting in reducing the burden on landfills and natural resources.
How the Iota Gamma Omega Chapter is meeting this initiative:
On Saturday, October 15, 2022, chapter members, along with County Executive Angela Alsobrooks, cleaned the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated Iota Gamma Omega adopted road between Branch Avenue and St. Barnabas Road in Suitland, Maryland.
On Saturday, December 3, 2022, the Technology Committee hosted a Community Paper and Electronic Recycling Event. The event took place at Largo Kettering Perrywood Community Center. Despite the inclement weather, the event brought a total of 88 cars and 2 walk-ups. We collected/recycled: 10,850 lbs. of paper, 35 hard drives, 17 printers, 24 laptops, 27 cell phones, 5 boxes of cords, 40 keyboards, 5 boxes of miscellaneous electronics, 1 box of mixed media.